Validity of Fitness, Driving License and other vehicle documents extended in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Transport Authority (STA), Odisha on Thursday extended the validity of several vehicle documents till October 31, 2021.

According to State Transport Authority, the validity of Fitness, Permit (all types), Driving License, Registration Certificate and etc has been extended till October 31, 2021 for the convenience of the citizens.

  1. Fitness certificate: Fitness Certificate of all motor vehicles which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021.
  2. Registration Certificate of Non-transport vehicles: Registration Certificate of Non-transport vehicles which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021.
  3. Driving License: Driving Licenses which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021.
  4. Learner’s License: Learner’s License which had expired since March 18, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021 as the Driving Licenses test has been cancelled.

Further, the RTOs are instructed to configure the “Advance Appointment days” as 30 days and allow Driving License tests for all working days.

Learner’s License holders can apply to any nearest RTO office if slots are not available in the concerned RTO. In case, the DL testing fees has already been paid by the applicant and the slots are not available, then the applicants may approach the concerned RTO to change the RTO where the slots are available. After change, the applicants may book the slots in the new RTO as per his request.

  1. Goods Carriage, Contract Carriage, Private Service Vehicles and Educational Institution Bus Permits: Goods Carriage, Contract Carriage, Private Service Vehicles and Educational Institution Bus Permits had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021.

Validity of authorization issued under Chapter-IV of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicle is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.

  1. State Carriage Permanent Permits: All Stage Carriage Permanent Permits and permits issued by the Reciprocating States Countersigned by STA, Odisha on interstate routes which had expired since February 1, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, such documents will be treated as valid till October 31, 2021.
  2. Reservation of fancy numbers: In case where fees are paid for the reservation of notified fancy registration number or other than the notified number on or after February 1, 2020 and the applicant could not produce required documents within thirty days, it shall remain valid till October 31, 2021.
  3. Payment of Compensation from Solatium Fund: The applicants who have not submitted application for compensation from solatium fund whose limitations expired on or after March 22, 2020 or would expire by October 31, 2021, they may file application for compensation up to October 31, 2021.
  4. There is no extension to the following documents:
  • Validity of insurance certificate as the same is issued by insurance companies and it is not under the purview of this office.
  • Validity of PUCC has not been extended as PUCC issued only on examination of vehicle by authorized testing centres
  • Validity of temporary permit.
  • Validity of authorization issued under Chapter-IV of CMV Rules, 1989 for goods carriage and tourist vehicles is not extended as it relates to payment of annual composite tax.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.